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BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:40 P.M.) – UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres welcomed the recent adoption by the UN Security Council of a 30-day ceasefire across Syria, at the 37th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva on Monday.

Despite welcoming the resolution, however, Guterres said that “Security Council resolutions are only meaningful if they are effectively implemented.”

“I expect the resolution to be immediately implemented and sustained, particularly to ensure the immediate, safe, unimpeded and sustained delivery of humanitarian aid and services, the evacuation of the critically sick and wounded”, he said.

“Human rights are not a luxury; they are a collective responsibility that all member states have signed on to”, Guterres added.

On Saturday, the vote for the 30-day ceasefire was unanimously approved after previously having failed attempts when members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) were unable to reach an agreement. The ceasefire will allow aid deliveries to Syria and medical evacuations.

Russia asked for the resolution to not apply to those working in cooperation with the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL), al-Qaeda and the Nusra Front. The final resolution now states operations can continue against “individuals, groups, undertakings and entities” that are associated with IS, al-Qaeda or other groups deemed by the Security Council as “terrorists”.

American ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley accused Russia of deliberately stalling the vote on the Syrian resolution. “The Syrian people should not have to die waiting for Russia to organise their instructions from Moscow, or to discuss it with the Syrians,” she said, stressing the fact that the resolution could have been approved three days earlier.

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Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya said that they took more time, “because we did not support the ceasefire top-down pattern on sufficiently long term.”

The finalised Security Council resolution contains a part, which states that the ceasefire does not include Islamic State, Jabhat al-Nusra, al-Qaeda and other ‘terrorist’ groups.

Source: Ruptly

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Floriangeyer
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” ‘It’s high time to stop” the pretence of the UN, that in fact is a worn out tool of the USA .

The USA and Israel rarely abide by UN resolutions and there is silence in the corporate Western media.

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Yes absolutely so. Guess the Human Rights Council with its bias wanted to hear certain things. And he delivered.

Not only US but also Turkey. US as veto member can get away with much. But why do they allow Turkey so much?

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I do not think they ever considered the situation with Turkey that we see today and NATO countries are at a loss of what to do 🙂

The US attempted a coup as they often do and failed 🙂

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Human Rights Council said something about the situation in Turkish Kurdistan but nobody took action.

Do the same as in the 1970 after the Cyprus war sanction Turkey. The economic hardships can lead to a change of mind.

Nobody knows for sure who since Erdogan incriminates Gülen.

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Isn’t that famous Council now presided be the Saudi Arabia, and that puts everything else related to Syria into the correct perspective. SA openly pay/arm/help the terrorists in Syria and when they are being pressed hard by SAA they use the UN as their lever to reduce the pressure, same principle the US and IZ have been using for decades

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No. 1 December 2017. Geneva, 4 December 2017 – The Human Rights Council this afternoon elected Ambassador Vojislav Šuc, Permanent Representative of Slovenia to the United Nations Office at Geneva, to serve as its President for a one-year term beginning on 1 January 2018 …

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The Human Rights Council at the UN is led by dictatorships, l**o!
Look at their faces when someone from UN-Watch is telling the truth here, thus confronting their bodies of lies!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2NaiX-hvVQ

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This man comes from Portugal member of NATO who’s alliance has been arming and financing these head chopping Salafist thugs. How does he dare to talk about ‘innocent victims’? Why not arrest US diplomat Jeffrey Feltman his right hand man at the UN and organiser of this war?

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Not the NATO alliance but certain essential member states like e.g. the US and UK plus Turkey.

Because the US are not allowing its citizens to be persecuted.
They are not part of the treaties that allow prosecution.

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Well al the other countries, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, etc… of NATO have been joining this onslaught against this independent country. And supporting terrorism is a major crime in any country that is part of the UN.

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Yes, that support for Terror seems to be swept out of sight in the media.

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Yes. US UK Turkey and their Golf club have been trespassing international law.

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Against the IS not Syria,

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There other NATO members who also support the US Coalition of Terror in Syria. France, Germany, Poland,Britain, Bulgaria, Norway, Belgium,Denmark,Portugal, Lithuania, plus a few more I would think.

All the above nations have provided military aid of some sort. Planes, troops, weapons, munitions etc.

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Against IS Not Syria.

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Exactly!
But some are trying to bias facts to serve their propaganda agenda…

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Against IS in name only to serve the propaganda agenda of US/NATO.

If operations of NATO members are against IS, then they should cooperate and support Syrian government. They knowingly become the supporters of a invading and terrorist supporting organization NATO and its leader US when US/UK/KSA/Turkey/Qatar use their facilities and staff directly or indirectly to provide logistics and training support to Wahhabist head chopper terrorist and to invade Syria under the pretension of fighting ISIS.

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I agree.

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Gustavo Lopez Velazquez

Humm, they did not care about what was happening in Mosul and Rajah …why are they so worry about Ghouta ? what are they hiding there ? are there Israel-USA-NATO personnel trapped there ?

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US/UK/KSA/Turkey/Qatar.
This s**t goes totally against Israel interests. Why d’ya think Netanyahu was so furious at Obama?
It also goes against EU interests too.

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The UN appears to be as desperate as the rebel alliance to preserve a hold on territory in proximity to Damascus. How can the UN ask any country to abide and appease terrorists within shelling distance of it’s capital?

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UNSC has also Russia as permanent member and they can veto any resolution.
If a resolution happens, it’s that Russia agrees with it.

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Like the Aleppo city situation when the axis of resistance was winning, the West will negotiate a planned evacuation of civilians, militants (and their ‘technical’ advisers) from the Ghouta area. As long as the A.O.R. impedes every move the West makes and steadily advances, it will happen. Better call out the green buses.